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First TechDemoSat-1 video released

TechDemoSat-1 View of Earth

On 8 July 2014, the UK’s TechDemoSat-1 (TDS-1) manufactured by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan began capturing video moments after its release

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Tue, 12/08/2014 - 16:03
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Code for Resilience: Innovative Apps for Disaster Risk Reduction

Screenshot of an App presented: Siaga Banjir (Jakarta Flood Alert)

Code for Resilience is a global initiative in which, during a year-long period, technologists have been developing mobile applications to increase th

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Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:03
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51.5074
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Free Airline Tracking Service announced by Inmarsat

Inmarsat Global Tracking Satellite

In response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 the London-based UK satellite operator Inmarsat announced the firm is ready to offer a free basic service tracking commercial airl

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Wed, 14/05/2014 - 17:23
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51.5085
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Crowdsourcing: Mapping water depth from vessels

Satellite image of UK and Ireland

Teamsurv, an innovative project funded from the UK European Satellite Navigation Competition as well as from the European Community's Seventh Framework Program

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Wed, 19/02/2014 - 14:37
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50.1901
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-0.395508

International Charter activated for floods in the UK

River Thames by Wallingford, Oxfordshire flooded

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated because of ongoing heavy storms have caused flooding across the UK.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:23
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51.5001
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International Charter activated for United Kingdom due to potential floods

Between the 5 and 6 December 2013 a powerful storm is forecast to hit the region

On 4 December 2013, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was activated, as requested by CCS, due to flood risk in the eastern coast of the United Kingdom.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 10:31
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53.9421
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UK’s new rapid response network will activate ‘within hours’ of a natural disaster

Britain is to establish a new rapid response network from top UK-based businesses and charities to respond to major international crises, such as famine, floods and earthquakes, International Devel

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Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:47
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55.3781
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UK space radar project initiated

The UK government is to kick-start an innovative project to fly radar satellites around the Earth, with an initial investment of £21m.

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 17:25
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51.5002
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-0.126236

New satellites battle pollution 'ghosts'

They call it battling ghosts: The incredibly tricky task of using satellites to track the invisible airborne pollutants that determine the air quality and health of our major cities.

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Mon, 22/08/2011 - 13:06
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52.6223
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-1.12566

Satellite Imagery Crucial in Disaster Relief

The use of satellite images to monitor the after effects of natural disasters is seen as a crucial step in aiding long-term recovery efforts.

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Thu, 04/08/2011 - 11:32
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52.2012
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